June Picks 2018
Our picks for top events this month
Take in the sunset views from the rooftop of the Chestnut Street Garage at this fundraiser, hosted by the West Chester Downtown Foundation and the West Chester BID. Start with cocktails and appetizers, then a catered buffet dinner and a dessert selection from West Chester’s best. Open bar features wine, beer and the always-popular Rooftop Martini. Enjoy live music and dancing under the stars. 14 E. Chestnut St., West Chester. 7 p.m. Tickets $105 in advance. 610-738-3350; DowntownWestChester.com.
In addition to talented craftspeople, the festival also features a kids’ crafting studio, music at the songwriter’s stage, a great selection of food, local wine and craft beer tastings. This year’s Focus Exhibit is from the Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild. Eagleview Town Center in Wellington Square, Eagleview, Exton. 10 to 3. Crafted-Eagleview.com.
Cycle through historic Iron Furnace country and have a blast! Routes take you to the Warwick Furnace, Hopewell Furnace and near the Hibernia Iron Works. Choose options from 11 to 100 miles for your bike ride. Benefits French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust. Start and finish at Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds, 762 Pike Springs Rd., Phoenixville. Registration closes at 1600 riders or 5 p.m., June 7, whichever comes first—no day-of-event registration. Start times vary; check website. $65. 610-933-7734; IronTour.org.
The nonprofit Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. presents a showcase of classic and historic automobiles and race cars at this fundraiser. Enjoy family-friendly activities, celebrity guests, food, vendors and access to the Simeone Museum’s collection of racing sports cars. Benefits the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for children with rare birth disorders. Simeone Automotive Foundation Museum, 6825 Norwitch Dr., Philadelphia. Preview Gala Fri. includes cocktails, dinner, concours preview and silent auction, 6:30 p.m., $150. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $25, under 18, free. 215-365-7233; CoolCarsForKids.org.
June 20–July 1
In 1953 when a young Jewish singer/songwriter, Deborah Chessler, partnered with a dynamic black vocal group, The Orioles, their song “Crying in the Chapel” quickly became a #1 hit. Next, “It’s Too Soon to Know” was released and gave birth to Rhythm and Blues. Soul Harmony chronicles The Orioles’ rise and reveals the role they played in challenging segregation and Jim Crow, bringing people together across America through their music. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester. Wed.–Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 2 p.m. $40–$55. 610-356-2787; UptownWestChester.org.
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